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    James Blunt – Once Upon a Mind Tour 2020

    Date: 28 March 2020

    Time: 9:00 pm to 12:00 am

    The English singer James Blunt will perform on Saturday, March 28, 2020, at the PalaLottomatica, in Rome, as part of his Once Upon a Mind tour.   THE ARTIST James Blunt rose to fame with the release of his debut album Back to Bedlam, in 2004. The album sold over 11 million copies worldwide, was the best-selling album of the 2000s in the UK and is one of the best-selling albums in UK chart history. The most important singles from his debut album were You’re Beautiful and Goodbye My Lover. His second album, All the Lost Souls, was released in 2007, his third album, Some Kind of Trouble, in 2010, and his fourth album, Moon Landing, in 2013. Then, followed The Afterlove in 2017, and Once Upon a Mind in 2019. To date, James Blunt sold over 20 million records worldwide. He received several awards, including two Brit Awards, two MTV Video Music Awards and two Ivor Novello Awards, as well as receiving five Grammy Award nominations.   THE VENUE PalaLottomatica, formerly known as Palazzo dello Sport, is a sports and entertainment arena in Rome, located in the heart of the well known modern EUR complex. Designed by Pierluigi Nervi Read more [...]

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    Pentatonix – The World Tour 2020

    Date: 30 March 2020

    Time: 9:00 pm to 12:00 am

    The American a cappella group Pentatonix will perform on Monday, March 30, 2020, at the Alcatraz Club, in Milan.   THE GROUP Pentatonix was formed in 2011, in Arlington, Texas, and currently consists of vocalists Scott Hoying, Mitch Grassi, Kirstin Maldonado, Kevin Olusola and Matt Sallee. Their debut EP, PTX, Volume 1, was released in 2012, followed by their holiday release, PTXmas, the same year, and by their third release, PTX, Vol. II, in 2013. In 2014, the group released their fourth EP, PTX, Vol. III, two full-length studio albums and their second holiday release, That’s Christmas to Me. The following year, Pentatonix released their eponymous album, their first consisting mostly of original material, followed by a third Christmas album, A Pentatonix Christmas, in 2016, and a new EP, PTX, Vol. IV – Classics, the year after. To date, Pentatonix received three Grammy Awards. Their YouTube channel has currently over 17 million subscribers and 4 billion views.   THE VENUE Alcatraz, one of the most famous clubs in Milan, is housed in a structure built in 1946. The space was completely modernized between 1997 and 1998, and became a venue for events, exhibitions and music performances. The closest bus and Read more [...]

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    Procession of the Apostles 2020

    Date: 9 April 2020

    Time: 6:30 pm to 12:00 am

    The Procession of the Apostles 2020, one of the most interesting traditions in Campania, will take place on April 9, on the day of the Holy Thursday, on the island of Procida. The religious manifestation is held, as usual, one day before the Good Friday and the Procession of the Mysteries. Both processions are organized by the Congregation of the Turchini, a religious brotherhood founded in 1583 by the Cardinal Innico D’Avalos of Aragon.   PROGRAM OF THE EVENT On the day of the Holy Thursday, around 6.30 pm, takes place the Washing of the feet ceremony at the Church of Saint Anthony of Padua. After the ceremony, the procession of the Twelve Apostles leaves the church to wind along the narrow streets of the island. The Apostles, dressed in white robes, with hoods and crowns of thorns on their heads, each of them carrying a wooden cross, are walking in perfect silence from one church to another, accompanied by members of the brotherhood. Their path is illuminated with torches. At every stop, the Apostles remove the crown of thorns, raise the hood, uncovering their face, and sing a hymn, accompanied by the choir of the faithful. After some moments Read more [...]

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    Good Friday Procession 2020

    Date: 10 April 2020

    The Good Friday Procession 2020, known also as the Procession of the Mysteries (Processione dei Misteri), will take place on April 10, on the island of Procida. The religious ceremony is held on the day of the Good Friday, one day after the Holy Thursday and the Procession of the Apostles. One of the most evocative and colorful in the whole Italy, the Good Friday Procession (Processione del Venerdì Santo) attracts thousands of people from Naples and the Phlegraean archipelago, but also a considerable number of tourists.   SHORT HISTORY The Good Friday Procession was born in the 17th century, from the initiative of the Congregation of the Turchini, as a penitential procession. The participants wore a sackcloth and were hitting themselves with whips until they bled. The practice was later forbidden by the church. The symbolism of the procession has been increasingly enriched over the centuries, until it reached its current form. Although the theme is always the same (Life, Passion and Death of Jesus Christ), the procession is never similar to that of the previous year. The procession consists of a series of chariots called Misteri (Mysteries), representing characters and scenes from the Bible, carried by young Procidans, Read more [...]

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    Evanescence – Worlds Collide Tour 2020

    Date: 14 April 2020

    Time: 9:00 pm to 12:00 am

    The American rock band Evanescence will perform on Tuesday, April 14, 2020, at the Mediolanum Forum, in Assago, near Milan. The concert is part of the Worlds Collide Tour 2020, in which Evanescence joined forces with the Dutch band Within Temptation.   THE BAND Evanescence was founded in Little Rock, Arkansas, in 1995, by singer and pianist Amy Lee and guitarist Ben Moody. Their debut album, Fallen, was released in 2003. The album sold over 17 million copies worldwide and helped the band receive two Grammy Awards out of six nominations. In 2004, Evanescence released their first live album, Anywhere but Home, which sold more than one million copies worldwide, followed in 2006 by their second studio album, The Open Door, which sold over five million copies. Their third studio album, Evanescence, was released in 2011, and the band’s fourth album, Synthesis, on November 10, 2017.   THE VENUE The Mediolanum Forum is an indoor sports arena located about 8 kilometers from the center of Milan, in Assago. The venue has a seating capacity of 12,700 and is used primarily for sporting events and concerts. The Mediolanum Forum is located about 450 meters away from the Assago Milanofiori Forum Metro Read more [...]

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    Within Temptation – Worlds Collide Tour 2020

    Date: 14 April 2020

    Time: 9:00 pm to 12:00 am

    The symphonic metal band Within Temptation will perform on Tuesday, April 14, 2020, at the Mediolanum Forum, in Assago, part of the Metropolitan City of Milan. The concert is included in the Worlds Collide Tour 2020, in which the Dutch band joined forces with the American band Evanescence.   THE BAND Within Temptation was founded in 1996 by vocalist Sharon den Adel and guitarist Robert Westerholt. After the release of their debut album, Enter, in 1997, the band became prominent in the Dutch underground scene. Only in 2001, with the single Ice Queen from their second album, Mother Earth, Within Temptation became known to the general public. Their next albums were The Silent Force in 2004, The Heart of Everything in 2007, The Unforgiving in 2011 and Hydra in 2014. Their latest album, Resist, was released on February 1, 2019.   THE VENUE The Mediolanum Forum is an indoor sports arena located about 8 kilometers from the center of Milan, in Assago. The venue has a seating capacity of 12,700 and is used primarily for sporting events and concerts. The Mediolanum Forum is located about 450 meters away from the Assago Milanofiori Forum Metro station, which can be reached with Read more [...]

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    Festa di Santa Lucia delle Quaglie 2020 - 3 May 2020

    Date: 3 May 2020

    Festa di Santa Lucia delle Quaglie 2020, known also as the Patronage of Saint Lucia, will take place on Sunday, May 3, in Syracuse. The octave of the feast will take place next Sunday, on May 10. Saint Lucia, the patron saint of Syracuse, is celebrated twice every year. The Feast of Saint Lucia of the Quails recalls the miracle occured in 1646, while the feast held on December 13 and 20 commemorates the martyrdom of the Saint.   SHORT HISTORY The May celebration recalls the miracle occured in 1646, when the city passed through a serious famine, and ships loaded with grain arrived in the harbour at the right moment, saving the city from calamity. The legend tells that a quail flew inside the Cathedral to announce the miracle.   PROGRAM OF THE EVENT On the first Sunday of May, around midday, a short procession will take place from the Cathedral of Syracuse to the Church of Santa Lucia alla Badia, located only a few meters away, in the same square, Piazza Duomo. On this occasion, the statue of Santa Lucia is transported from one church to another and, during this short pilgrimage, doves are released from the balconies Read more [...]

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    Festa di Santa Lucia delle Quaglie 2020 - 10 May 2020

    Date: 10 May 2020

    Festa di Santa Lucia delle Quaglie 2020, known also as the Patronage of Saint Lucia, will take place on Sunday, May 3, in Syracuse. The octave of the feast will take place next Sunday, on May 10. Saint Lucia, the patron saint of Syracuse, is celebrated twice every year. The Feast of Saint Lucia of the Quails recalls the miracle occured in 1646, while the feast held on December 13 and 20 commemorates the martyrdom of the Saint.   SHORT HISTORY The May celebration recalls the miracle occured in 1646, when the city passed through a serious famine, and ships loaded with grain arrived in the harbour at the right moment, saving the city from calamity. The legend tells that a quail flew inside the Cathedral to announce the miracle.   PROGRAM OF THE EVENT On the first Sunday of May, around midday, a short procession will take place from the Cathedral of Syracuse to the Church of Santa Lucia alla Badia, located only a few meters away, in the same square, Piazza Duomo. On this occasion, the statue of Santa Lucia is transported from one church to another and, during this short pilgrimage, doves are released from the balconies Read more [...]

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    Joe Satriani – The Shapeshifting Tour 2020

    Date: 12 May 2020

    Time: 8:45 pm to 12:00 am

    The American guitarist Joe Satriani will perform on Tuesday, May 12, 2020, at the Teatro Verdi, in Florence.   THE ARTIST Joseph Satriani was born in Long Island in 1956. He began playing the guitar at age 14, influenced by Jimi Hendrix. A few years later, he began taking jazz lessons. Joe Satriani is a 15-time Grammy Award nominee. To date, he sold over 10 million albums worldwide, making him the best-selling instrumental rock guitarist of all time. His Shapeshifting Tour 2020 will start in April, 2020. After the United Kingdom and Northern Europe, the artist will arrive in Italy for six unmissable concerts, in Bologna, Florence, Naples, Lecce, Rome and Milan.   THE VENUE Teatro Verdi is a theater in Florence, established in 1854. The venue has 806 seats, including 6 reserved for wheelchairs. The closest bus stop is Verdi, located in Via Giuseppe Verdi, about 65 meters away from the main entrance of the theater. The venue can be reached with the bus Lines 23, C1 and C3.

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    Joe Satriani – The Shapeshifting Tour 2020

    Date: 14 May 2020

    Time: 9:00 pm to 12:00 am

    The American guitarist Joe Satriani will perform on Thursday, May 14, 2020, at the Teatro Augusteo, in Naples.   THE ARTIST Joseph Satriani was born in 1956, in Long Island. He began playing the guitar at age 14, influenced by Jimi Hendrix. A few years later, he began taking jazz lessons. Joe Satriani is a 15-time Grammy Award nominee. To date, he sold over 10 million albums worldwide, making him the best-selling instrumental rock guitarist of all time. His Shapeshifting Tour 2020 will start in April, 2020. After the United Kingdom and Northern Europe, the artist will arrive in Italy for six unmissable concerts, in Bologna, Florence, Naples, Lecce, Rome and Milan.   THE VENUE Teatro Augusteo is a theater in Naples, built between 1926 and 1929. In 1992, the theater was renovated and returned to the city in its original appearance. The closest Metro station is Toledo, located about 350 meters away, on the Metro Line 1. The closest bus stop is San Carlo – Trieste e Trento, about 200 meters away, on the bus Line R2.

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    Infiorata di Noto 2020

    Date: 15 May 2020 - 17 May 2020

    Infiorata di Noto 2020, the 41st edition of the famous flower festival, will most likely take place in the weekend of May 15-17, in Via Corrado Nicolaci, in Noto.   SHORT HISTORY The Infiorata was born 40 years ago from the meeting of the Noto artists with the ones from Genzano, a town in the Metropolitan City of Rome, where this pictorial technique was developed. Beginning with 1980, every year, in the third weekend of May, Noto, the Stone Garden, as it was called by the historian Cesare Brandi, welcomes in the heart of its historical center an explosion of color and perfume. On this occasion, Via Nicolaci, 122 meters long and 7 meters wide, is divided into 16 sectors of 6 by 4 meters, that represent the canvas on which the artists will carefully paint with flowers. The theme of the event changes from year to year, inspired from religion, mythology, art or local folklore.   PROGRAM OF THE EVENT On Friday, May 15, in the afternoon, the artists who won the competition for the design of the floral panels, will come into the possession of one of the 16 sectors assigned to them in Via Nicolaci, and will Read more [...]

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    Kraftwerk – 3-D Tour 2020

    Date: 21 May 2020

    Time: 9:30 pm to 12:00 am

    The German band Kraftwerk will perform on Thursday, May 21, 2020, at the Gran Teatro Geox, in Padua.   THE BAND The band was formed in Düsseldorf in 1970 by Ralf Hütter and Florian Schneider. Considered pioneers of electronic music, Kraftwerk was among the first successful acts to popularize the genre. During the 1970s, the band released some commercially successful albums like Autobahn in 1974, Trans-Europe Express in 1977 and The Man-Machine in 1978. Following the release of Electric Café in 1986, member Wolfgang Flür left the group, and the band’s other longtime percussionist, Karl Bartos, did the same in 1990. Founding member Florian Schneider departed in 2008. In 2014, the band was rewarded with a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. Their latest album, 3-D The Catalogue, was released in 2017, and won the Grammy Award for the Best Dance/Electronic Album in 2018.   THE VENUE Gran Teatro Geox is a covered space in Padua, inaugurated on November 7, 2009, dedicated to live shows, located near the Arena Live Ex Foro Boario. Although there are some bus stops nearby, in Via Montà, on the bus Line U11, the easiest way to reach the venue is by taxi.

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    Festa della Sensa 2020

    Date: 23 May 2020 - 24 May 2020

    Festa della Sensa 2020, one of the most evocative Venetian traditions, will take place on May 23 and 24, in Venice. The Feast of the Ascension recalls important moments in the history of the Republic of Venice, through the ceremony of the Marriage of the Sea (Sposalizio del Mare) and the various regattas that takes place on this occasion in the Venetian lagoon. Festa della Sensa is, without doubt, one of the most anticipated and appreciated events in the Venetian calendar, not only by locals, but also by tourists.   SHORT HISTORY Festa della Sensa was born on the day of the Ascension of Christ, to commemorate two very important moments in the history of Venice. The first event occurred on May 9, in the year 1000, when the Doge Pietro Orseolo defeated the Slavs who threatened Dalmatia, allowing Venice to become the absolute power of the Adriatic Sea. The second event recalls the peace treaty signed in Venice in 1177, between the Doge Sebastiano Ziani, Emperor Frederick Barbarossa and Pope Alessandro III, which marked the end of a centuries-old conflict between the Empire and the Papacy. On this occasion, the Doge received gifts from the Pope and, at the Read more [...]

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    Kraftwerk – 3-D Tour 2020

    Date: 25 May 2020

    Time: 9:00 pm to 12:00 am

    The German band Kraftwerk will perform on Monday, May 25, 2020, at the Mediolanum Forum, in Assago, part of the Metropolitan City of Milan.   THE BAND The band was formed by Ralf Hütter and Florian Schneider in 1970. Considered as pioneers of electronic music, Kraftwerk was among the first successful acts to popularize the genre. During the 1970s, the band released commercially successful albums like Autobahn in 1974, Trans-Europe Express in 1977 and The Man-Machine in 1978. Following the release of Electric Café in 1986, member Wolfgang Flür left the group, and the band’s other longtime percussionist, Karl Bartos, did the same in 1990. Founding member Florian Schneider departed in 2008. In 2014, the band was rewarded with a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. Their latest album, 3-D The Catalogue, was released in 2017, and won the Grammy Award for Best Dance/Electronic Album in 2018.   THE VENUE Mediolanum Forum is an indoor sports arena located in Assago, 8 kilometers away from Milan. The arena has a seating capacity of 12,700 and is primarily used for sporting events and concerts. The Mediolanum Forum is located about 450 meters from the Assago Milanofiori Forum Metro station, which can be reached with Read more [...]

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    Pisan June 2020

    Date: 28 May 2020 - 6 July 2020

    The Pisan June (Giugno Pisano) is a series of events that take place every year during the month of June, in Pisa, whose climax is represented by the celebrations held in honor of the patron saint of the city, San Ranieri (Saint Rainerius), on June 17th. The Pisan June 2020 will take place between May 28, when the historical game of Mazzascudo will be held in Piazza dei Cavalieri, and July 6, when the ceremony of the Marriage with the Sea will happen.   SHORT HISTORY Originally, Giugno Pisano included only the Luminara held on the eve of the festival and the Palio of San Ranieri held on the day of the Saint, on June 17. Once every four years, the Pisan June also included the Regatta of the Ancient Maritime Republics, the historical reenactment event recalling the rivalry of the most famous Italian maritime republics: Amalfi, Pisa, Genoa and Venice, during which four rowing crews representing each republic compete against each other. In order to create a month of interesting events, the Gioco del Ponte (Battle of the Bridge) was also moved to June, on the last Saturday of the month. Over time, many other events were initiated, more Read more [...]

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    Mazzascudo 2020

    Date: 28 May 2020

    The historical reenactment of the ancient game of Mazzascudo will take place on Thursday, May 28, 2020, in Piazza dei Cavalieri, in Pisa.   SHORT HISTORY Mazzascudo (or Mazza-Scudo) was a medieval game played in Pisa, considered the precursor to the Battle of the Bridge. There are not many documented information about Mazzascudo. From an anonymous 15th century poem, we learn that the game of Massa-Schudo was held in Piazza delle Sette Vie (later Piazza degli Anziani, now Piazza dei Cavalieri) in a period between Christmas and the Carnival. The game was a confrontation of two parties called Gallo and Gazza, distinguished by the color of the shields and helmets – the first team in gold and the second in red. The weapons used by the combatants in the battle consisted mainly of a wooden bat (mazza) and a shield (scudo), hence the name of the game. Other information can be derived from the Pisan Histories of Raphael Roncioni, completed in 1605, but published in 1844, from which we learn that in 1264, after a battle against the city of Lucca, the Pisans played Mazzascudo under the walls of the rivals to celebrate the victory. The game was played for Read more [...]

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    Vogalonga 2020

    Date: 31 May 2020

    Vogalonga 2020, one of the most beloved Venetian sporting events, will take place on May 31, in Venice. Vogalonga is a race of boats rowing around the islands of the lagoon, up to the island of Burano, over a total distance of 30 kilometers. This marathon of non-motorized boats does not have winners, or if you want, winners are all those who participate. Both a non-competitive boat race and a manifest against motor-powered boats which pollute the lagoon, Vogalonga gathers every year in Venice thousands of participants. Anyone can participate in the race, young and old, locals and people from all over the world, men and women alike.   SHORT HISTORY The history of Vogalonga began in 1974, when a group of friends organized a small race in the waters of the Venetian lagoon. Among them, perhaps the most fervent promoter of the event was Lauro Bergamo, who was the director of Il Gazzettino newspaper. The first Vogalonga took place on May 8, 1975, the day of the Festa della Sensa, when the race began in front of the Doge’s Palace, on a signal given by a cannon-shot. 45 years ago, in the first edition of the race held on Read more [...]

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    Rock in Roma 2020

    Date: 1 June 2020 - 31 July 2020

    Rock in Roma 2020 will take place during the months of June and July, 2020, at the Capannelle Racecourse, in Rome.   THE FESTIVAL Rock in Roma is a music festival that takes place every year in Rome, since 2002. Until its 2008 edition, the event was known as the Romarock Festival. Characteristic of the festival is the quality and variety of the lineup which allows the meeting of different cultures and musical genres.   THE LINEUP So far, the artists announced for the 2020 edition of the Rock in Roma festival are: July 7: Kendrick Lamar July 9: Cigarettes After Sex July 11: Coez Jul 26: Chemical Brothers   THE VENUE Capannelle Racecourse (Ippodromo delle Capannelle) is a horse racing venue in Rome. The course was constructed in 1881, and rebuilt in 1926 to a design by Paolo Vietti-Violi. The racecourse is the home of the Rock in Roma festival since 2009. You can reach the venue by train, getting off at the Capannelle railway station, located about 900 meters away. The closest bus stop is Capannelle/Appia Nuova, a few meters away from the entrance to the racecourse, on the bus Lines 118, 520, 654, 664, 789 and C11.

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    Milano Summer Festival 2020

    Date: 1 June 2020 - 31 July 2020

    Milano Summer Festival 2020 will take place during the months of June and July, 2020, at the San Siro Racetrack (Ippodromo Snai – San Siro), in Milan.   THE FESTIVAL The festival brings to Milan some of the best-known artists of different music genres, spanning from rock to electronic dance music, jazz, blues, heavy metal and much more. Of the artists who performed in 2018, we can mention Marilyn Manson, Carlos Santana, Martin Garrix, Iron Maiden, Alice in Chains, The Chemical Brothers, Alanis Morissette and Robert Plant. In 2019, among others, Metallica, KISS and Ben Harper performed at the festival.   THE LINEUP So far, the artists announced for the 2020 edition of the Milano Summer Festival are: June 10: Green Day, Weezer July 7: Faith No More July 9: Thom Yorke July 10: The Script   THE VENUE The San Siro Racetrack, dating back to the 1920s and renovated in 1975, can be considered a monument of national interest. The area, dedicated to live concerts and equestrian sport, is located on the outskirts of Milano, in Piazzale dello Sport. The closest Metro Station is San Siro Ippodromo, on the Metro Line M5, about 650 meters away or about 8 Read more [...]

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    Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds – Ghosteen Tour 2020

    Date: 9 June 2020

    Time: 9:00 pm to 12:00 am

    The Australian band Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds will perform on Tuesday, June 9, 2020, at the Mediolanum Forum, in Assago, part of the Metropolitan City of Milan.   THE BAND The band was formed in Melbourne in 1983 by vocalist Nick Cave, multi-instrumentalist Mick Harvey and guitarist Blixa Bargeld. Today, the band consists of Cave, violinist and multi-instrumentalist Warren Ellis, bassist Martyn P. Casey, guitarist George Vjestica, keyboardist & percussionist Toby Dammit and drummers Thomas Wydler and Jim Sclavunos. To date, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds released seventeen studio albums and completed numerous worldwide tours. Their debut album, From Her to Eternity, was released in 1984. In 1985, it was released The Firstborn Is Dead, and then Kicking Against the Pricks in 1986, Your Funeral… My Trial in 1986, Tender Prey in 1988, The Good Son in 1990, Henry’s Dream in 1992, Let Love In in 1994, Murder Ballads in 1996, The Boatman’s Call in 1997, No More Shall We Part in 2001, Nocturama in 2003, Abattoir Blues / The Lyre of Orpheus in 2004, Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!! in 2008, Push the Sky Away in 2013 and Skeleton Tree in 2016. Their seventeenth studio album, Ghosteen, was Read more [...]

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    Lana del Rey – Norman Fucking Rockwell! Tour 2020

    Date: 9 June 2020

    Time: 9:00 pm to 12:00 am

    The American singer Lana del Rey will perform in Verona, on Tuesday, June 9, 2020, at the Arena di Verona, as part of her Norman Fucking Rockwell! tour.   THE ARTIST Elizabeth Woolridge Grant was born in New York City and raised in Upstate New York. In 2005, she returned to New York to embark on her music career. After the release of her debut album entitled Lana del Rey in 2010, she rose to fame in 2011, after the viral success of her debut single Video Games. In the same year, she signed with Interscope and Polydor. Her second album, Born to Die, released one year later, proved an international success. Also in 2012, Del Rey released the Grammy-nominated EP Paradise. The next year, Del Rey ventured into film as she wrote, directed and starred in the short music film Tropico. Del Rey subsequently released her sophomore album, Ultraviolence, in 2014, to critical success, topping the charts. In 2015, she released the critically acclaimed Honeymoon and, in 2017, her fifth album, Lust for Life, which was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Album. Del Rey’s sixth studio album, Norman Fucking Rockwell, was released on August 30, Read more [...]

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    Firenze Rocks 2020

    Date: 10 June 2020 - 14 June 2020

    Firenze Rocks 2020 will take place between 10 and 14 of June, at the Visarno Arena, in Parco delle Cascine, in Florence.   THE FESTIVAL The first edition of Firenze Rocks took place in 2017, when Placebo, Aerosmith and System of a Down attended the festival. In 2018, in front of over 210,000 spectators, The Kills, Foo Fighters, Guns N’ Roses, Helloween, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest and Ozzy Osbourne appeared on stage. In 2019, the most important artists who performed at the festival were Ed Sheeran, The Cure, The Smashing Pumpkins, Dream Theater and Eddie Vedder. In only 3 years, Firenze Rocks became one of the most important festivals in Tuscany, and its fourth edition will represent, without doubt, one of the most engaging music events in Italy for the summer of 2020.   THE LINEUP So far, the artists announced for the 2020 edition of Firenze Rocks are: June 10: Vasco June 11: Green Day, Weezer June 12: Guns N’ Roses June 13: Red Hot Chili Peppers   THE VENUE Visarno Arena is an outdoor arena located within the Visarno Hippodrome, in the Cascine Park, in Florence. In the middle of nature, the area is a perfect summer venue Read more [...]

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    Green Day – Hella Mega Tour 2020

    Date: 10 June 2020

    Time: 12:00 am to 12:00 am

    Green Day will perform on Wednesday, June 10, 2020, at the Ippodromo Snai – San Siro, in Milan, as part of the Milano Summer Festival 2020.   THE BAND Green Day was formed in 1986 by lead vocalist and guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong and bassist Mike Dirnt. In 1990, the band co-opted the drummer Tré Cool. The band released their debut album, 39/Smooth, in 1990, and their second album, Kerplunk, in 1991. Their third album, Dookie, was released in 1994 and it was a breakout success, selling over 20 million copies worldwide. The band’s fourth album, Insomniac, was released in 1995, and their fifth album, Nimrod, in 1997. Their sixth album, Warning, was released in 2000, and the band’s seventh studio album, American Idiot, in 2004. The band’s eighth studio album, 21st Century Breakdown, followed in 2009. A trilogy of albums, ¡Uno!, ¡Dos! and ¡Tré!, was released in 2012. In 2016, another studio album, Revolution Radio, was released. Over time, the band released 12 studio albums, three live albums, five compilation albums, one soundtrack album, four video albums, ten extended plays, four box sets, forty-three singles, ten promotional singles and forty-four music videos. Green Day sold over 85 million records Read more [...]

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    Paul McCartney – Freshen Up Tour 2020

    Date: 10 June 2020

    Time: 9:00 pm to 12:00 am

    The English singer Paul McCartney will perform on Wednesday, June 10, 2020, in Piazza del Plebiscito, in Naples, as part of his Freshen Up Tour 2020.   THE ARTIST Paul McCartney rose to fame as the vocalist and bassist for the English group The Beatles. After the group disbanded in 1970, he pursued a successful solo career and formed the band Wings with his first wife, Linda, and Denny Laine, the founder and vocalist of The Moody Blues. In 1970, McCartney debuted as a solo artist with the album McCartney. Throughout the 1970s, he led Wings, one of the most successful bands of the decade, with more than a dozen international top 10 singles and albums. Since 1989, he toured as a solo artist, and in 1993, he formed the music duo the Fireman with Martin Glover from the Killing Joke. Paul McCartney is one of the most successful composers and performers of all time. He has written or co-written 32 songs that have reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. He was included twice into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, as a member of the Beatles, in 1988, and as a solo artist, in 1999. Throughout Read more [...]

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    Weezer – Hella Mega Tour 2020

    Date: 11 June 2020

    Time: 4:00 pm to 12:00 am

    The American rock band Weezer will perform on Thursday, June 11, 2020, at the Visarno Arena, in the Cascine Park, in Florence. On this occasion, Weezer will be the support act for Green Day on their Hella Mega Tour, and the concert will take place in the first day of the rock festival Firenze Rocks 2020.   THE BAND Weezer was founded in 1992, in Los Angeles. The band consists of Rivers Cuomo (lead vocals, lead guitar and keyboards), Patrick Wilson (drums), Brian Bell (guitar, keyboards) and Scott Shriner (bass). In 1994, Weezer released their self-titled debut album, also known as the Blue Album. Their second album, Pinkerton, released in 1996, was a commercial failure, but achieved cult status and critical acclaim later. In 2001, Weezer returned with another self-titled album, also known as the Green Album. Their fourth album, Maladroit, was released in 2002, and their fifth album, Make Believe, in 2005. In 2008, Weezer released a third self-titled album, also known as the Red Album. Raditude was released in 2009 and Hurley in 2010. The band’s ninth album, Everything Will Be Alright in the End, appeared in 2014 and their fourth self-titled album, also known as the White Read more [...]

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    Green Day – Hella Mega Tour 2020

    Date: 11 June 2020

    Time: 4:00 pm to 12:00 am

    The American band Green Day will perform on Thursday, June 11, 2020, at the Visarno Arena, in the Parco delle Cascine, in Florence, as part of their Hella Mega Tour. The concert will be held in the first day of Firenze Rocks 2020.   THE BAND Green Day was formed in 1986 by lead vocalist and guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong and bassist Mike Dirnt. In 1990, the band co-opted the drummer Tré Cool. The band released their debut album, 39/Smooth, in 1990, and their second album, Kerplunk, in 1991. Their third album, Dookie, was released in 1994 and it was a breakout success, selling over 10 million copies in the United States and 20 million copies worldwide. The band’s fourth studio album, Insomniac, was released in 1995, and their fifth album, Nimrod, in 1997. Their sixth album, Warning, was released in 2000, and the band’s seventh studio album, American Idiot, in 2004. The band’s eighth studio album, 21st Century Breakdown, followed in 2009. A trilogy of albums, ¡Uno!, ¡Dos! and ¡Tré!, was released in 2012. In 2016, another studio album, Revolution Radio, was released. On September 10, 2019, the band announced the Hella Mega Tour and released the single Father Read more [...]

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    Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds – Ghosteen Tour 2020

    Date: 11 June 2020

    Time: 9:00 pm to 12:00 am

    Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds will perform on Thursday, June 11, 2020, at the Auditorium Parco della Musica, in the Cavea amphitheater, in Rome.   THE BAND The band was formed in Melbourne in 1983 by vocalist Nick Cave, multi-instrumentalist Mick Harvey and guitarist Blixa Bargeld. At present, the band consists of Cave, violinist and multi-instrumentalist Warren Ellis, bassist Martyn P. Casey, guitarist George Vjestica, keyboardist & percussionist Toby Dammit and drummers Thomas Wydler and Jim Sclavunos. To date, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds released seventeen studio albums and completed numerous tours. Their debut album, From Her to Eternity, was released in 1984. In 1985, The Firstborn Is Dead appeared, and then Kicking Against the Pricks in 1986, Your Funeral… My Trial in 1986, Tender Prey in 1988, The Good Son in 1990, Henry’s Dream in 1992, Let Love In in 1994, Murder Ballads in 1996, The Boatman’s Call in 1997, No More Shall We Part in 2001, Nocturama in 2003, Abattoir Blues / The Lyre of Orpheus in 2004, Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!! in 2008, Push the Sky Away in 2013 and Skeleton Tree in 2016. The band’s seventeenth studio album, Ghosteen, was released on October 4, 2019, Read more [...]

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    I-Days Festival 2020

    Date: 12 June 2020 - 17 July 2020

    I-Days Festival 2020 will take place during the months of June and July, 2020, at the AREA EXPO Experience, in Milan.   THE FESTIVAL Formerly known as the Independent Days Festival, the I-Days Festival was born in 1999, in Bologna. The 2009 and 2018 editions were held in Milan and the 2016 edition took place in Monza. Over time, many important bands and artists performed on the stage of the festival, among which we can mention Blink-182, Limp Bizkit, Deftones, Muse, Coldplay, Queens of the Stone Age, Nine Inch Nails, Deep Purple, Arcade Fire, Green Day, Radiohead, Linkin Park, Pearl Jam, The Killers, Placebo and Liam Gallagher.   THE LINEUP So far, the names announced for the 2020 edition of the I-Days Festival are: June 12: System of a Down, Korn June 13: Aerosmith, Incubus June 14: Foo Fighters June 15: Vasco Rossi July 17: Billie Eilish, Finneas   THE VENUE AREA EXPO Experience is a park built in the area of Expo 2015, in Milan, inaugurated 6 months after the conclusion of the universal exhibition. The Area Expo Experience hosts sports events, cultural manifestations and concerts. The closest Metro stop is Rho Fiera Milano, on the Metro Line M1, Read more [...]

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    Guns N’ Roses – Not in This Lifetime… Tour 2020

    Date: 12 June 2020

    Time: 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm

    The American rock band Guns N’ Roses will perform on Friday, June 12, 2020, at the Visarno Arena, in the Parco delle Cascine, in Florence, as part of the Firenze Rocks Festival 2020.   THE BAND Guns N’ Roses was formed in 1985 in Los Angeles, California, and originally comprised vocalist Axl Rose, lead guitarist Slash, rhythm guitarist Izzy Stradlin, bassist Duff McKagan and drummer Steven Adler. The current lineup consists of Rose, Slash, McKagan, keyboardist Dizzy Reed, guitarist Richard Fortus, drummer Frank Ferrer and keyboardist Melissa Reese. Their debut album, Appetite for Destruction, was released in 1987, and reached number one on the Billboard 200 during the following year. The album sold 30 million copies worldwide, including 18 million in the United States. Their next studio album, G N’ R Lies, was released in 1988, reaching number two on the Billboard 200, and selling ten million copies worldwide. Use Your Illusion I and Use Your Illusion II, recorded simultaneously and released in 1991, sold a combined 35 million copies worldwide. The Spaghetti Incident?, released in 1993, was an album of covers and the band’s last studio album to feature Slash and McKagan before their initial departure. After several lineup Read more [...]

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    Korn – Europe Tour 2020

    Date: 12 June 2020

    Time: 5:00 pm to 12:00 am

    The nu metal band Korn will perform on Friday, June 12, 2020, at the AREA EXPO Experience, in Milan. On June 12, they will share the stage with the American band System of a Down, as part of the I-Days Festival 2020.   THE BAND Korn was formed in Bakersfield, California, in 1993. The band’s current lineup features James “Munky” Shaffer (rhythm guitar), Reginald “Fieldy” Arvizu (bass), Brian “Head” Welch (lead guitar), Jonathan Davis (lead vocals and bagpipes) and Ray Luzier (drums). The band’s debut album, Korn, was released in 1994, followed by Life Is Peachy in 1996. The band experienced mainstream success with Follow the Leader, released in 1998, and Issues, released one year later. In 2002, Untouchables was released, followed by Take a Look in the Mirror in 2003 and See You on the Other Side in 2005. Their other albums are Korn III: Remember Who You Are, released in 2010, The Path of Totality in 2011, The Paradigm Shift in 2013, The Serenity of Suffering in 2016, and The Nothing in 2019. As of today, Korn released seven video albums and 39 music videos. The band received two Grammy Awards out of eight nominations and two MTV Read more [...]

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    System of a Down – Europe Tour 2020

    Date: 12 June 2020

    Time: 5:00 pm to 12:00 am

    The heavy-metal band System of a Down will perform on Friday, June 12, 2020, at the AREA EXPO Experience, in Milan. On June 12, they will share the stage with the American band Korn, as part of the I-Days Festival 2020.   THE BAND System of a Down was formed in Glendale, California, in 1994. The band currently consists of Serj Tankian (lead vocals and keyboards), Daron Malakian (vocals and guitar), Shavo Odadjian (bass) and John Dolmayan (drums). System of a Down achieved commercial success with the release of five studio albums between 1998 and 2005. The band went on hiatus in 2006 and reunited in 2010. Since then, they performed live occasionally, without releasing any new material since 2005. Over time, System of a Down sold over 40 million records worldwide. The band was nominated for four Grammy Awards, and their song B.Y.O.B. won a Grammy Award for Best Hard Rock Performance in 2006.   THE FESTIVAL The I-Days Festival, formerly known as the Independent Days Festival, was born in 1999, in Bologna. The 2009 and 2018 editions were held in Milan and the 2016 edition took place in Monza. Over time, many important bands and artists performed on Read more [...]

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    Red Hot Chili Peppers – Europe Tour 2020

    Date: 13 June 2020

    Time: 4:00 pm to 12:00 am

    The American band Red Hot Chili Peppers will perform on Saturday, June 13, 2020, at the Visarno Arena, in the Cascine Park, in Florence, as part of the music festival Firenze Rocks 2020.   THE BAND Red Hot Chili Peppers was formed in Los Angeles in 1983 by vocalist Anthony Kiedis, bassist Michael Peter Balzary (Flea), guitarist Hillel Slovak and drummer Jack Irons. Currently, the band consists of Kiedis, Flea, drummer Chad Smith and guitarist Josh Klinghoffer. Their fifth album, Blood Sugar Sex Magik, released in 1991, became the band’s first major commercial success. Their seventh album, Californication, released in 1999, was sold in more than 16 million copies worldwide, becoming theirs biggest commercial success to date. Red Hot Chili Peppers are one of the best-selling bands of all time, with over 80 million records sold worldwide, and sixteen Grammy Awards nominations, of which they have won six. In 2012, they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.   THE FESTIVAL Firenze Rocks is a rock festival which takes place every year in Florence, since 2017. The 2020 edition of the festival will take place between 10 and 14 of June, at the Visarno Arena, in Florence. Read more [...]

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    Aerosmith – European Tour 2020

    Date: 13 June 2020

    Time: 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm

    The American rock band Aerosmith will perform on Saturday, June 13, 2020, at the AREA EXPO Experience, in Milan, as part of the I-Days Festival 2020.   THE BAND Aerosmith was formed in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1970. The group consists of Steven Tyler (vocals, keyboards), Joe Perry (guitar), Tom Hamilton (bass), Joey Kramer (drums) and Brad Whitford (guitar). Aerosmith is the best-selling American hard rock band of all time, with more than 150 million records sold worldwide, including over 70 million units in the United States alone. With 25 gold albums, 18 platinum albums and 12 multi-platinum albums, they hold the record for the most total certifications by an American band. Over time, the band received four Grammy Awards, six American Music Awards and ten MTV Video Music Awards. They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001.   THE FESTIVAL The I-Days Festival, formerly known as the Independent Days Festival, was born in 1999, in Bologna. The 2009 and 2018 editions were held in Milan and the 2016 edition took place in Monza. Over time, many important bands and artists performed on the stage of the festival, among which we can mention Blink-182, Limp Bizkit, Read more [...]

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    Paul McCartney – Freshen Up Tour 2020

    Date: 13 June 2020

    Time: 9:00 pm to 12:00 am

    The English singer Paul McCartney will perform on Saturday, June 13, 2020, in the former Campo Balilla, alongside the City Walls of Lucca. The concert is part of the Lucca Summer Festival 2020.   THE ARTIST Paul McCartney gained worldwide fame as the vocalist and bassist for the Beatles. After the group disbanded in 1970, he pursued a successful solo career and formed the band Wings with his first wife, Linda, and Denny Laine. In 1970, McCartney debuted as a solo artist with the album McCartney. Throughout the 1970s, he led Wings, one of the most successful bands of the decade, with more than a dozen international top 10 singles and albums. Since 1989, he toured as a solo artist, and in 1993, he formed the music duo the Fireman with Martin Glover from the Killing Joke. Paul McCartney is one of the most successful composers and performers of all time. He has written or co-written 32 songs that have reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. He was included twice into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, as a member of the Beatles, in 1988, and as a solo artist, in 1999. He received 18 Grammy Awards. Read more [...]

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    Foo Fighters – Tour 2020

    Date: 14 June 2020

    Time: 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm

    The American rock band Foo Fighters will perform on Sunday, June 14, 2020, at the AREA EXPO Experience, in Milan, as part of the I-Days Festival 2020.   THE BAND Foo Fighters was formed in 1994, in Seattle, Washington, by Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl following the dissolution of Nirvana. Prior to the release of the band’s eponymous debut album in 1995, Dave Grohl recruited bassist Nate Mendel, drummer William Goldsmith and guitarist Pat Smear. Goldsmith quit during the recording of the group’s second album, The Colour and the Shape, released in 1997. Smear departed soon afterwards, but rejoined the band later, in 2011. The current lineup of the band also includes drummer Taylor Hawkins, guitarist Chris Shiflett and keyboardist Rami Jaffee. The third album of the band, There Is Nothing Left to Lose, was released in 1999, and their fourth album, One by One, in 2002. The next release of the group was the double album, In Your Honor, in 2005, followed by Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace, in 2007. The band’s seventh studio album, Wasting Light, was released in 2011. In November 2014, the band’s eighth studio album, Sonic Highways, was released. On September 15, 2017, the band released Read more [...]

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    Luminara di San Ranieri 2020

    Date: 16 June 2020

    The candlelight festival Luminara di San Ranieri 2020 will take place on June 16, 2020, in Pisa, as part of a series of events entitled Pisan June 2020, dedicated to the patron saint of the city, San Ranieri. On this occasion, the city lights up with thousands of candles, creating an evocative and unique atmosphere that seems to bring the visitors back in time. Each year, approximately 100,000 candles placed on wooden frames outline the architectural forms of the palaces, bridges, churches and towers on the banks of the Arno river. Later in the evening, many of the candles will be placed on the water of the Arno, between the Fortezza Bridge and the Citadella Bridge, creating an enchanting play of lights and reflections.   SHORT HISTORY The first historical document attesting the tradition of illuminating the city of Pisa with oil lamps dates back to 1337. Before 1688, the feast was held on several occasions. Notable are the 1539 edition, in honor of Vittoria della Rovere, Grand Duchess of Tuscany and the wife of Grand Duke Ferdinando II, and the one of June 14, 1662, when the lights were set up in honor of Margherita Luisa, Princess of Orleans Read more [...]

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    Palio di San Ranieri 2020

    Date: 17 June 2020

    Palio di San Ranieri (Regatta of Saint Rainerius) will take place on Wednesday, June 17, 2020, along the river Arno, in Pisa, as part of the series of events entitled Pisan June 2020, dedicated to the patron saint of the city, San Ranieri.   SHORT HISTORY The first information about a regatta in Pisa dates back to the year 1292, when a palio was held in honor of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary. After the Battle of Lepanto of 1571, when the Order of Saint Stephen fought on water against the Ottomans and captured the pennant of the enemy, a pennant that is now held in the Church of Santo Stefano dei Cavalieri, the regatta began to recall this event. Starting with 1718, the palio is disputed on June 17, for the anniversary of Saint Rainerius.   PROGRAM OF THE EVENT The Regatta of San Ranieri, preceded by a historical parade on the streets of the historical center of Pisa, is disputed among 4 crews representing the 4 historical districts of the city, two of Tramontana and two of Mezzogiorno – San Francesco (yellow boat), San Martino (red boat), Santa Maria (blue boat) and Sant’Antonio (green boat). Each crew Read more [...]

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    Tones and I – The Kids Are Coming Tour 2020

    Date: 24 June 2020

    Time: 9:30 pm to 12:00 am

    The Australian singer Tones and I will perform on Wednesday, June 24, 2020, at the Roman Theater (Teatro Romano), in Verona.   THE ARTIST Toni Watson, known under the stage name Tones and I, released her debut single, Johnny Run Away, on March 1, 2019. Her second song, Dance Monkey, released on May 10, 2019, reached number one on the official music charts of 27 countries. Tones and I released her debut EP, The Kids Are Coming, on August 30, 2019.   THE VENUE The Roman Theater of Verona, located at the foot of the San Pietro Hill, near the Adige river, is considered the most important Roman theater in the northern Italy. Since 1948, during the summer season, the venue is home to the Verona Summer Theater and the Verona Jazz Festival. The closest bus stop is in Via Santo Stefano 14, about 150 meters away, on the bus Lines 31, 32, 33, 73, 91, 101, 103, 104, 105 and 107.

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    Spoleto Festival dei Due Mondi 2020

    Date: 26 June 2020 - 12 July 2020

    The 63rd edition of the Spoleto Festival dei Due Mondi (Festival of the Two Worlds) will take place between June 26 and July 12, 2020, in Spoleto. The renowned international event of music, art and culture is held every year, in Spoleto, since 1958.   SHORT HISTORY The festival was created in 1958, in Spoleto, by the Italian-American composer and librettist Gian Carlo Menotti. He chose Spoleto due to the beautiful historical center of the town, for the presence of the two theaters, Teatro Nuovo and Teatro Caio Melisso, and for the Piazza del Duomo, a beautiful open-air theater suitable for an event of such magnitude. In 1962, the exhibition Sculpture in the city took place, one of the first major events of the festival. After the festival, some of the works were donated to the town, including the Teodelapio made by Alexander Calder. Starting with the mid-nineties and until 2007, the artistic director of the festival was the adopted son of Gian Carlo Menotti, Francis Menotti. In autumn 2007, the minister of cultural heritage, Francesco Rutelli, appointed Giorgio Ferrara as the artistic director of the festival and assigned him the task of relaunching the event. Over time, many famous Read more [...]

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    Gioco del Ponte 2020

    Date: 27 June 2020

    Gioco del Ponte 2020 will take place on Saturday, June 27, 2020, on the Ponte di Mezzo, in Pisa, as part of the series of events entitled Pisan June 2020.   SHORT HISTORY Gioco del Ponte (Battle of the Bridge) has its roots in an ancient violent game called Mazzascudo, held on the day of Sant’Antonio Abate, on January 17. On this occasion, the citizens of the city, divided into two factions, fought themselves with clubs and shields, in the current Piazza dei Cavalieri. The game was banned by the Florentines after the occupation of Pisa, in 1407. Over the centuries, the game was repeatedly revived and interrupted, undergoing progressive changes to the original formula. At a certain time, the Florentines invented a dispute that was placed on the Ponte di Mezzo, with the clubs and shields being replaced by a wooden board called the Targone. The last battle disputed after this system dates back to February 6, 1807, when the queen regent of Etruria, Maria Luisa, suspended the game again. The modern version of the game appeared in 1935. During the Second World War, due also to the demolition of the Ponte di Mezzo, the game was suspended. Revived Read more [...]

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    Liam Gallagher – Why Me? Why Not. Tour 2020

    Date: 28 June 2020

    Time: 9:00 pm to 12:00 am

    The English singer Liam Gallagher will perform on Sunday, June 28, 2020, in Piazza Napoleone, in Lucca, as part of the Lucca Summer Festival 2020.   THE ARTIST Liam Gallagher rose to fame as the lead singer of the rock band Oasis and, later, as the singer of Beady Eye, before performing as a solo artist. His debut album, As You Were, was released in October 2017, and proved to be a critical and commercial success, being certified Platinum. His second solo album, Why Me? Why Not., was released on September 20, 2019.   THE FESTIVAL The first edition of the Lucca Summer Festival took place in 1998, when Bob Dylan, George Benson and Joe Cocker performed on stage. Over time, important names attended the festival, among which we can mention David Bowie, James Brown, Mark Knopfler, Jamiroquai, Seal, Zucchero, Ray Charles, Eric Clapton, Elton John, Paul Simon, Rod Stewart, Oasis, Anastacia, Giorgia, Green Day, Ennio Morricone and The Rolling Stones.   THE VENUE Piazza Napoleone is the main square of Lucca, and one of the venues in which, every summer, is held one of the most important music festivals in Italy, the Lucca Summer Festival. Piazza Napoleone is located Read more [...]

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    Lucca Summer Festival 2020

    Date: 1 July 2020 - 31 July 2020

    Time: 12:00 am to 12:00 am

    Lucca Summer Festival 2020, the 23rd edition of one of the most important music festivals in Italy, will take place during the month of July, in Lucca.   THE FESTIVAL The first edition of the Lucca Summer Festival took place in 1998, when Bob Dylan, George Benson and Joe Cocker performed on stage. Over time, important names attended the festival, among which we can mention David Bowie, James Brown, Mark Knopfler, Jamiroquai, Seal, Zucchero, Ray Charles, Eric Clapton, Elton John, Paul Simon, Rod Stewart, Oasis, Anastacia, Giorgia, Green Day, Ennio Morricone and The Rolling Stones. On 5 July 2009, the Dave Matthews Band held a concert of over three and a half hours, the longest performance of their career. On 23 September 2017, it was held the historic Rolling Stones concert, the only Italian date of the No Filter European tour, which established the attendance record for this event, of about 55,000 people. On this occasion, the stage was built alongside the City Walls, precisely in the former Balilla field.   THE LINEUP So far, the artists announced for the 2020 edition of the Lucca Summer Festival are: June 13: Paul McCartney, in the former Ballila Field; June 28: Liam Read more [...]

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    Bologna Sonic Park 2020

    Date: 4 July 2020 - 20 July 2020

    The rock festival Bologna Sonic Park 2020 will take place between 4 and 20 of July, in the Parco Nord area, in Bologna.   THE FESTIVAL Bologna Sonic Park is a rock music festival which took place for the first time in 2019. The lineup for the first edition of the festival included names like Slipknot, Amon Amarth, Testament, Skunk Anansie, Weezer, Greta Van Fleet and Bring Me the Horizon.   THE LINEUP So far, the artists announced for the 2020 edition of the Bologna Sonic Park are: July 4: My Chemical Romance July 6: Deep Purple July 4: The Chemical Brothers July 20: Iron Maiden   THE VENUE Arena Parco Nord is a natural amphitheater located in Bologna, used primarily for open-air concerts. The amphitheater served as the venue for the Independent Days Festival since 1999, a music festival which today is held in Milan under the name of I-Days Festival. The closest bus station is Parco Nord, located about 80 meters away, on the bus Lines 25, 410 and 925.

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    My Chemical Romance – Tour 2020

    Date: 4 July 2020

    Time: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

    The American band My Chemical Romance will perform on Saturday, July 4, 2020, at the Palanord, in Bologna, as part of the Bologna Sonic Park 2020.   THE BAND My Chemical Romance was formed in 2001, in Newark, New Jersey. The band’s current lineup consists of lead vocalist Gerard Way, guitarist Ray Toro, guitarist Frank Iero and bassist Mikey Way. Their discography consists of four studio albums, two live albums, three compilation albums, six extended plays, 25 singles, four video albums and 18 music videos. The band’s first studio album, I Brought You My Bullets, You Brought Me Your Love, was released in 2002, the second, Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge, in 2004, their third, The Black Parade, in 2006, and the fourth, Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys, in 2010.   THE FESTIVAL Bologna Sonic Park is a rock music festival which took place for the first time in 2019. The lineup for the first edition of the festival included names like Slipknot, Amon Amarth, Testament, Skunk Anansie, Weezer, Greta Van Fleet and Bring Me the Horizon.   THE VENUE Palanord is an event space and concert hall in Bologna, located in the Parco Nord area. Read more [...]

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    Lynyrd Skynyrd – Last of the Street Survivors Farewell Tour 2020

    Date: 4 July 2020

    Time: 8:30 pm to 12:00 am

    The American rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd will perform on Saturday, July 4, 2020, in Piazza Napoleone, in Lucca, as part of the Lucca Summer Festival 2020.   THE BAND Lynyrd Skynyrd was formed in Jacksonville, Florida, in 1964. The group was originally named My Backyard and was composed of Ronnie Van Zant (lead vocalist), Gary Rossington (guitar), Allen Collins (guitar), Larry Junstrom (bass guitar) and Bob Burns (drums). The band changed its name to Lynyrd Skynyrd in 1969 and released their first album in 1973. Their second album, Second Helping, was released in 1974, and the band’s third album, Nuthin’ Fancy, in 1975. Their fourth studio album, Gimme Back My Bullets, was released in 1976, and their fifth, Street Survivors, in 1977. On October 20, 1977, Ronnie Van Zant, Steve Gaines and singer Cassie Gaines were killed in an airplane crash, and the band abruptly ceased. The group reformed in 1987 for a reunion tour with Ronnie’s brother, Johnny Van Zant, as its lead vocalist. Lynyrd Skynyrd was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2006. To date, the band sold 28 million records in the United States.   THE FESTIVAL The first edition of the Lucca Read more [...]

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    Deep Purple – The Long Goodbye Tour 2020

    Date: 6 July 2020

    Time: 8:00 pm to 12:00 am

    The English rock band Deep Purple will perform on Monday, July 6, 2020, at the Palanord, in Bologna, as part of the Bologna Sonic Park 2020.   THE BAND Deep Purple, formed in Hertford in 1968, is considered to be among the pioneers of heavy metal and modern hard rock. Originally formed as a psychedelic rock and progressive rock band, the band shifted to a heavier sound in the 1970s. To date, Deep Purple sold over 100 million copies of their albums worldwide. The band received the Legend Award at the 2008 World Music Awards and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2016.   THE FESTIVAL Bologna Sonic Park is a rock music festival which took place for the first time in 2019. The lineup for the first edition of the festival included names like Slipknot, Amon Amarth, Testament, Skunk Anansie, Weezer, Greta Van Fleet and Bring Me the Horizon.   THE VENUE Palanord is an event space and concert hall in Bologna, located in the Parco Nord area. The hall is close to the natural amphitheater Arena Parco Nord, another venue of the Bologna Sonic Park 2020. The closest bus station is Parco Nord, Read more [...]

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    Faith No More – European Tour 2020

    Date: 6 July 2020

    Time: 9:00 pm to 12:00 am

    The American rock band Faith No More will perform on Monday, July 6, 2020, at the Ippodromo Snai – San Siro, in Milan, as part of the Milano Summer Festival 2020.   THE BAND Faith No More was formed in 1979, in San Francisco, California. Over time, the band underwent several lineup changes, the current lineup consisting of bassist Billy Gould, keyboardist/rhythm guitarist Roddy Bottum, drummer Mike Bordin, lead guitarist Jon Hudson and vocalist/lyricist Mike Patton. Between 1985 and 1997, the band released six studio albums, including best-selling records The Real Thing in 1989 and Angel Dust in 1992. In 1998, Faith No More disbanded, but reunited in 2009, releasing its seventh studio album, Sol Invictus, in May 2015.   THE FESTIVAL Milano Summer Festival brings to the most important city of Lombardy some of the best-known artists of different music genres, spanning from rock to electronic dance music, jazz, blues, and much more. Of the artists who performed in the past editions of the Milano Summer Festival, we can mention Marilyn Manson, Carlos Santana, Martin Garrix, Iron Maiden, Alice in Chains, The Chemical Brothers, Alanis Morissette, Robert Plant, Metallica and KISS.   THE VENUE The San Siro Racetrack dates Read more [...]

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    Kendrick Lamar – Tour 2020

    Date: 7 July 2020

    Time: 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

    The American rapper Kendrick Lamar will perform on Tuesday, July 7, 2020, at the Capannelle Racecourse, in Rome, as part of the Rock in Roma 2020.   THE ARTIST Kendrick Lamar was born and raised in Compton, California, and embarked on his musical career as a teenager, under the stage name K-Dot. He gained recognition in 2010 with his fifth mixtape, Overly Dedicated. In 2011, Lamar released his first studio album, Section.80. His second album, Good Kid, M.A.A.D City, was released in 2012 to critical acclaim. His third album, To Pimp a Butterfly, was released in 2015, and his fourth, Damn, in 2017, to further acclaim. Over the course of his career, he received 13 Grammy Awards.   THE FESTIVAL Rock in Roma is a music festival that takes place every year in Rome, since 2002. Until its 2008 edition, the event was known as the Romarock Festival. Usually, the festival has a various lineup, which allows the meeting of different cultures and musical genres.   THE VENUE Capannelle Racecourse (Ippodromo delle Capannelle) is a horse racing venue in Rome. The racecourse is the home of the Rock in Roma festival since 2009. You can reach the venue by train, Read more [...]

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    Thom Yorke – Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes Tour 2020

    Date: 9 July 2020

    Time: 9:00 pm to 12:00 am

    The English singer Thom Yorke will perform on Thursday, July 9, 2020, at the Ippodromo Snai – San Siro, in Milan, as part of the Milano Summer Festival 2020.   THE ARTIST Thom Yorke is known as the vocalist and main songwriter of the rock band Radiohead. A multi-instrumentalist, he also plays guitar and keyboards. Along with the other members of Radiohead, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2019. Yorke’s debut solo album, The Eraser, was released in 2006. His second solo album, Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes, was released in 2014, followed by Anima in 2019.   THE FESTIVAL The festival brings to Milan some of the best-known artists of different music genres, spanning from rock to electronic dance music, jazz, blues, and much more. Of the artists who performed in the past editions of the Milano Summer Festival, we can mention Marilyn Manson, Carlos Santana, Martin Garrix, Iron Maiden, Alice in Chains, The Chemical Brothers, Alanis Morissette, Robert Plant, Metallica and KISS.   THE VENUE The San Siro Racetrack dates back to the 1920s, was renovated in 1975 and it can be considered a monument of national interest. The area, dedicated to live concerts Read more [...]

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    Cigarettes After Sex – European Tour 2020

    Date: 9 July 2020

    Time: 9:45 pm to 11:15 pm

    The American band Cigarettes After Sex will perform on Thursday, July 9, 2020, at the Capannelle Racecourse, in Rome, as part of the Rock in Roma 2020.   THE BAND Cigarettes After Sex was formed in 2008, in El Paso, Texas, by Greg Gonzalez. The current lineup includes Randall Miller (bass), Jacob Tomsky (drums) and Josh Marcus (keyboards). The band’s debut EP, I., was released in 2012, featuring the song Nothing’s Gonna Hurt You Baby. After the release of the standalone single Affection in 2015, the band released their self-titled debut album in June 2017, to positive reviews. In October 2019, Cigarettes After Sex released their second studio album, titled Cry, along with the single Heavenly.   THE FESTIVAL Rock in Roma is a music festival that takes place every year in Rome, since 2002. Until its 2008 edition, the event was known as the Romarock Festival. Usually, the festival has a various lineup, which allows the meeting of different cultures and musical genres.   THE VENUE Capannelle Racecourse (Ippodromo delle Capannelle) is a horse racing venue in Rome. The racecourse is the home of the Rock in Roma festival since 2009. You can reach the racetrack by train, getting Read more [...]